Join us for our monthly meeting-- held the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30pm! This month our meeting will be hosted by BRIDGES. There will be one-on-one conversations as well as updates on MICAH's organizational development and our growing list of charter partners.
In the past months the educational component of the meeting has had special guest speakers focus on education (July), immigration (August), confederate monuments (September), and juvenile justice (October); this month's educational component speaker is Dr. Elena Delavega who researches poverty, and the intersection of oppression, marginalization, and exclusion at the University of Memphis. Dr. Delavega says, "My goal is to contribute to the understanding and elimination of structural forms of poverty and exclusion through a global focus that is locally grounded and engaged." Dr. Delavega annually publishes a "Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet," from which she'll be sharing her 2017 updates.
MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a forming coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice for issues of justice in our city. We will organize and speak to our community and its leaders, always seeking to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." The purpose of MICAH is not to replace each congregation or community organization's efforts, but instead, to amplify the voice and the impact by working together interdependently.